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No evidence that data was extracted from RCMP during recent cyberattack: commissioner

OTTAWA — The head of the RCMP says there is no evidence to date that data was extracted from the national police force’s systems during a recent cyberattack.

RCMP commissioner Mike Duheme says he was briefed this morning on the security breach that targeted the force’s networks.

The RCMP said last Friday it had launched a criminal investigation, calling a breach of that magnitude alarming.

Duheme says personnel worked around the clock on the weekend to probe the breach.

He says those efforts are ongoing, but describes the latest assessment as “good news.”

The RCMP said last week it would work with Shared Services Canada and the Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s cyberspy agency, to assess the scope of the breach.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 27, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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